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Football League media talk: Transfer special 31/01/14

31 January 2014

Here are Friday 31st January's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League, with a special focus on transfer stories:

Swansea City's Jeffrey Schlupp offer rejected by Leicester City (Wales Online): The Swans have had a £2.5m offer for highly-rated Leicester man Jeffrey Schlupp turned down by the Sky Bet Championship club.

Ipswich Town could lose Ryan Tunnicliffe but target Paul Green (East Anglian Daily Times): Ipswich could lose midfielder Tunnicliffe, who was due to be on loan from Manchester United for the rest of the season, with Fulham close to taking him to Craven Cottage. Mick McCarthy is instead eyeing Leeds United's Paul Green as a replacement.

Craig Davies departure would help Bolton Wanderers strengthen (Manchester Evening News): Striker Davies could leave Bolton for Sky Bet League 1 club Preston North End, freeing up room on Trotters boss Dougie Freedman's wage budget.

Blackpool's Tom Ince set for Crystal Palace move (Blackpool Gazette): Winger Tom Ince is set to make a deadline-day move to the Premier League - and is expected to be joining Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season.

Middlesbrough target Danny Graham return (Evening Gazette): Former Middlesbrough striker Danny Graham could make a deadline-day return to the club, though Nottingham Forest are also interested in the Sunderland man. Boro are also keen on Wolverhampton Wanderers' Kevin Doyle while they hope to secure Shay Given until the end of the season.

Coventry City ready to land Swansea City's Rory Donnelly (Coventry Telegraph): The Sky Blues are set to sign Swansea's 21-year-old striker Rory Donnelly on loan for the rest of the season - following on from their double loan capture of Nathan Delfouneso from Aston Villa and Dylan McGeough from Celtic.

Walsall manager Dean Smith wants striker - but not Jon Stead (Express and Star): The Saddlers boss has confirmed that a striker is on his deadline-day shopping list - but says Bristol City's Jon Stead is not the man he wants.

Wayne Hennessey and Leigh Griffiths set for Wolverhampton Wanderers exits (Birmingham Mail): Goalkeeper Hennessey and striker Griffiths are both heading out of the door at Wolves with Hennessey set to move to Crystal Palace for £3 million and Griffiths on his way to Celtic for £1m.

Torquay United boss Chris Hargreaves wants to conclude deadline-day deals (Torquay Herald Express): Gulls manager Hargreaves has completed winger Danny Stevens' return to the Sky Bet League 2 side - and now he wants to tie down on-loan midfielder Joss Labadie, while eyeing more deals on deadline day.

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox on Dean Burton replacement (Scunthorpe Telegraph): Scunthorpe will be without experienced striker Deon Burton for up to six weeks but manager Russ Wilcox has plans in place to cover the in-form veteran's absence.

Gareth Ainsworth hopes for a quiet day at Wycombe Wanderers (Bucks Free Press): Wanderers manager Ainsworth has done all of his January shopping so won't be making any deadline-day signings, but hopes that none of his players will be leaving Adams Park.

These stories have been reproduced from a variety of today's media sources and they do not represent the views of The Football League.

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